Learn about an innovative game that helps families improve communication and face grief and change together.
My guest Sara Schneider is trained as a performance anthropologist and also has a background in writing and directing for the theatre. She is the creator of a unique game titled The Human Journey® which helps families and support groups develop the capacity for meaning-making and communication skills in the heart of change. Sara will discuss how this game can help families deal with grief in the face of change and loss. Learn more at her website:
This episode includes:
- How games and storytelling can be helpful for healing
- How the Hero’s/Heroine’s Journey informs our personal and societal storytelling
- The 3 “acts” of The Human Journey:
- I: the struggles and strengths dealt to us in life
- II: the hard decisions we have had to make in life
- III: re-imagining the future
- How COVID-19 may be calling all of us to a “Hero’s Journey” to rediscover our interconnectedness
- How families can play The Human Journey game in person and virtually to help them communicate and heal
- How the game can benefit families with a loved one in hospice and who are distant from one another
- Why a facilitator or “conductor” is necessary for the game
- How to get training to be a conductor for the game and lead people through it
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Get my book: 7 Lessons for Living from the Dying
- My YouTube Channel: End-of-Life University
- YouTube videos:
- Learn more about The Human Journey
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